Aubrey M. Swart


Presentation: 10:45-12:00, Kennedy Union Ballroom



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Some of the most important hormones that influence women throughout a cycle are cortisol, leptin, estrogen, progesterone, luteinizing hormone (LH), and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Examining the relationship between small variations in these hormones and emotional and cognitive functioning has been made easier with the use of the menstrual cycle (Le, Thomas, 2020). Throughout the menstruation cycle, hormones can drop or rise through specific phases of the cycle. It is important to learn how hormones fluctuate throughout a cycle so that women can learn how to balance them. Having balanced hormones can lead to a better lifestyle, less PMS symptoms, regulate cravings, and help regulate weight. Cycle syncing is one way that women are able to balance hormones. Cycle syncing is somewhat of a new concept where women exercise and eat specific foods around the different phases of a menstrual cycle. The goal of this research project is to see if cycle syncing helps female college students to balance hormones.

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Project Designation

Course Project - HSS 428 M1

Primary Advisor

Claire Victoria Wilt

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science


Stander Symposium, School of Education and Health Sciences

Institutional Learning Goals

Scholarship; Critical Evaluation of Our Times

Does Cycle Syncing Help Females Balance Hormones?